29 January 2013

Random Thoughts Tuesday - Hurry Up Spring!

Did you know today is National Seeing Eye Dog Day? Let's give a round of applause to all the wonderful folks who train these dogs - having to give them up after loving them! - so others may benefit.

‎49 Days until Spring!

You should have seen how giddy with glee I was this weekend when we walked into Fred Meyer's and I saw the seed display, lol. I'm ready to get the planting show on the road! :)

I spent the entire day in the kitchen yesterday. On the bright side, we're restocked on quick to eat yummies, and yes we have bread in the house again. lol I need a good sale on butter, I'm shocked at how quickly we've gone through my stash. I swear I had 10 pounds in the freezer? (We need our own cow so I can make my own butter and creams!)

And I really need to start baking some no-knead breads. I love the stress relief of kneading, but sometimes my arms are just toooo tired!

Speaking of fridges/freezers, my fridge has been on life support for over a year. It's time to let it go. :( I tried as long as I could, but now it's just running constantly and I fear my electric bill. We've done the usual - cleaning coils & seals, etc, but it's not helping anymore. It was here when we moved in, and the date of manufacture is over 10 years ago, so I guess it's time. But whatever happened to things lasting for 20-30 years? We're talking about waste and being greener - shouldn't our appliances and mattresses still last as long as they used to?!

12 days until The Walking Dead starts back up. Is it me, or does it feel like it's been years? LOL

5 Alternative Zombie Movies To Get You Undead & Ready For 'Warm Bodies' There's some really good picks on there, but my vote of the five goes to Fido. I think they should have included Ahh, Zombies! in there, but lists are just personal lists, right? Every one has a different list. lol

Whoops! 'When The Zombies Come,' Apocalypse Prep Documentary, Offends ACE Hardware (VIDEO) Yeah, um, unless you're the owner of said business, it's generally not a brilliant idea to publicly film your plans for said business when the zombies arrive. ;)

...see that's going to be the problem if there's a zombie apocalypse. The not-so-brilliant folks that think they're just plain awesome. You know what unpracticed awesomeness gets you? Fires because you think you know what you're doing. And hey, guess what? There's no fire department to come put out that fire. There's probably not even running water. So there goes an entire neighborhood, poof! Just because Joe Schmo thinks he knows how to start a fire.

See? As much as I love my zombies, the last thing I actually want is a zombie apocalypse. I don't want idiots running around with all these tacti-cool weapons thinking because they tried it on a video game, it's going to work in real life. It gives me a headache just thinking about it.

Besides, I think the zombies are already here. No? Look around you. Go sit at the mall, Walmart, or the grocery store on a Friday and just observe for a few minutes. They're here!

Oh, and the guy in the video? Is an idiot regardless. The eldery people he thinks are such easy targets? Can probably show him a thing or two, considering the wars they have fought in, the amazing things they have invented, and the families they have raised. Twit!

Ack! I forgot the fire! I better get more wood in before it gets cold in here.


jusaweecatnap said...

Regarding appliances that don't last 10 years, I agree, it's an outrage. On the bright side, when we replaced our ailing fridge, the new one was so much more energy efficient, it made a huge difference in our electricity bill. We had the new one paid off in less than a year with what we saved. Alas, that frig has to go to a landfill, joining a heap of other not-so-old appliances. There has to be a better way.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I'm glad I am not the only one who thinks it is crazy! I just don't see how "green" or energy efficient it really is when all this extra scrap is going into the landfill every 10 years instead of every 20-20. :( I'd rather have the old stuff then!

Isolated Existence. said...

"Besides, I think the zombies are already here. No? Look around you. Go sit at the mall, Walmart, or the grocery store on a Friday and just observe for a few minutes. They're here!"

LOL, yep they are here!!!